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Hourglass Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2012

Member Review by George Parkinson:

color - black/blue/red nose - currant, cherry, coco, toast mouth - rich red fruit and dark chocolate finish - long buy it age it 10 years

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Hourglass:
The Hourglass vineyard is located at the "pinch" of the constricting Napa Valley, about two miles north of the town of St. Helena in the heart of the St. Helena AVA (American Viticulture Area) . In a zip code known for stellar Cabernet, its neighbors include among others, Grace Family, Colgin's Tychson Hill, the Ahern vineyard, Duckhorn, Freemark Abbey, and Vineyard 29. Terroir Hourglass is ... Read more
The Hourglass vineyard is located at the "pinch" of the constricting Napa Valley, about two miles north of the town of St. Helena in the heart of the St. Helena AVA (American Viticulture Area) . In a zip code known for stellar Cabernet, its neighbors include among others, Grace Family, Colgin's Tychson Hill, the Ahern vineyard, Duckhorn, Freemark Abbey, and Vineyard 29. Terroir Hourglass is defined by a unique convergence of topography, soil and climate factors that taken as a composite make up its extraordinary terroir The features noted below have an important impact on the growing environment and translate directly to the bottled wine. Read less

Member Reviews for Hourglass Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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Snooth User: George Parkinson
220047883
5.00 5
Vintage: 2006 01/26/2010

color - black/blue/red nose - currant, cherry, coco, toast mouth - rich red fruit and dark chocolate finish - long buy it age it 10 years


Snooth User: wine national
147967112
5.00 5
Vintage: 2006 09/14/2009

Hourglass is at the premium end of California Cabernet, and at about 175.00 it's worth every cent. This is truly an almost perfect wine, you have to drink it to understand what power and elegance in wine really means. Hourglass should be kept in everyone's cellar, whether it be a walk-in cellar, a floor unit, a closet or under your bed... it is a treasure.


Snooth User: Daniel Petroski
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2005 03/14/2009

Weirdest thing I have smelt on a red wine - BBQ potato chips! A mid-palate of red raspberries, plums skins and licorice; tannins disappear a bit. A wine with a strong start and a mild finish. Easy drinking.


Snooth User: pchowdhry
14522222
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 03/02/2009

Four glasses


Snooth User: smutch80
771577
4.00 5
Vintage: 2004 06/26/2008

Four glasses


Snooth User: pinothound 97
9975578
2.00 5
Vintage: 2002 11/22/2008

Two glasses


External Reviews for Hourglass Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

External Review
Vintage: 2008 05/19/2011

The flagship offering from a 4-acre parcel, the 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa is a 650-cases, 100% Cabernet Sauvignon offering an excellent opaque ruby/purple color as well as abundant aromas of camphor, creme de cassis, subtle smoke and graphite char... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2008 Hourglass Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml


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Vintage: 2008 05/12/2011

A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2008 Hourglass Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 2007 05/19/2011

Pushes ripeness to blackberry and black cherry pie flavors while retaining a delicate balance and tight focus. Full-bodied, polished and elegant, streamlined, riveting and most complex on the finish. Best from 2011 through 2018.


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Vintage: 2007 05/19/2011

The majestic 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon possesses the same characteristics as the 2001, just more of them. Boasting more perfume, a bigger attack and mid-palate as well as greater length and intensity, this beautiful Cabernet Sauvignon reveals notes of camphor intermixed with black currants, cherries, licorice, cedar, and minerals. Full-bodied and opulent with a structured finish, it is accessible now because of its wealth of fruit and concentration, but it should easily evolve for 15 or more years. The good news is there are 800 cases of this wine.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 05/19/2011

Dark, ripe, rich and concentrated, with a tight beam of cedar, currant, lead pencil and wild berry that fans out nicely on the finish, showing a firm band of tannins. Best from 2007 through 2013.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 01/10/2013

Hourglassandrsquo;s flagship wine, the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon is one of their strongest efforts to date. An inky/purple color is followed by subtle scents of barbecue smoke, black currants, black cherries, licorice, and a hint of oak. Full-bodied, generously endowed, and deep with loads of concentration, purity, and texture, it is approachable now, but should evolve for 20andndash;25 years.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 05/19/2011

Well-known winemaker Bob Foley is the force behind the wines of Hourglass. This tiny vineyard of around five acres is located just north of St. Helena on a gradually sloping hillside somewhat reminiscent of Colgin's Tychson Hill Vineyard or Vineyard 29, both nearby neighbors. These hillsides are essentially the lower foothills of the Mayacamas Mountains and are largely volcanic rock and loamy soil called "hambright." The 2005 is a beautiful wine, and another strong effort. Deep ruby/purple-colored with a beautifully pure nose of creme de cassis, spring flowers, subtle wood, and hints of graphite and cedar, the wine is rich, full-bodied, with sweet tannin, good acidity, and a long, long finish. It is still very youthful, but with 2-3 years of cellaring, this wine has the potential to jump a few points in score and will no doubt last for two decades.


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